Any way to see email addresses in Inactive Users page?

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Any way to see email addresses in Inactive Users page?

Post by poi0 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:58 am

Hi all

I'm getting masses of spam registrations on my forum. I can get at email addresses (a relatively easy way to spot the spammers) by looking at users one at a time, individually, but is there any way I can see all email addresses for all entries in the table, without going direct to the database via my host control panel?

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Re: Any way to see email addresses in Inactive Users page?

Post by HiFiKabin » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:52 am

Rather than remove them after they have joined, why not stop them joining in the first place?

Have a read of the following for help and ideas

Please visit Preventing Spam in phpBB3 for various options for fighting spam in phpBB.

viewtopic.php?f=456&t=2468221

How to configure Q&A
  1. Administration Control Panel (ACP) > Spambot countermeasures> Installed plugins > click the dropdown box and select Q&A (it will be greyed out)
  2. Click the configure button then click add
  3. Add your question and answer (you need a Q&A for each language you have installed) click submit
  4. Click "back to previous page" then click "back"
  5. Select Q&A from the dropdown box (again)
  6. Click submit at the bottom of the page.
  7. Done.
See How to clean up a board hit by spam for some suggestions.

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Re: Any way to see email addresses in Inactive Users page?

Post by david63 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:58 am

This extension might help - viewtopic.php?f=456&t=2401101
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Re: Any way to see email addresses in Inactive Users page?

Post by Mick » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:17 am

If you give us some more information such as a link to your board we may be able to tell you definitively what the problem is with your spam control.
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Re: Any way to see email addresses in Inactive Users page?

Post by poi0 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:24 am

My board is at sadmuppets.org/forum

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Re: Any way to see email addresses in Inactive Users page?

Post by HiFiKabin » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:37 am

The CAPTCHA you are using was broken by bots years and years ago. Read the links I posted previously for better CAPTCHAS.

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Re: Any way to see email addresses in Inactive Users page?

Post by poi0 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:04 pm

Cheers. I'll try a new Q&A, and then move on to a newer Captcha if that fails me.

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Re: Any way to see email addresses in Inactive Users page?

Post by poi0 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:57 am

Zero registrations (usually getting 50+ per day)

Thanks folks!

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